Healthy Turkey Loaf

Healthy Turkey Loaf

303 Reviews 23 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  SUSAN E. MURPHY

“Whipped up this low fat number while on a diet/workout program. GREAT beef meatloaf substitute. My husband, the meatloaf lover, just LOVES this loaf and it is SO easy to mix up, freeze and bake later for a quick meal!”

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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl combine the turkey, egg, salsa, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, onion, bread crumbs and lemon pepper. Mix well with hands until blended. Press mixture into a loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

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So easy to make and has a great mildly spicy flavor. You must double the recipe to fit a regular loaf pan and double the cooking time at 375 degrees.



I used 1 lb. of lean ground turkey and doubled the rest of the ingrediants. It took about 50 minutes to cook and I also added fresh basil leaves to the top of the loaf about 3/4 of the way through cooking and a some sliced roma tomatos at the same time, made it look good plus the fresh basil tasted good too. As recipe said, I added lemon pepper to taste and this loaf is healthy and tasty. A winner.



For all the not so positive comments made about turkey loaf I have to say this...I have not made this loaf yet, but like the idea of the salsa so I will be trying it. I do however ALWAYS and ONLY make meat loaf using turkey. I also only use wheat germ to hold it all together (instead of bread crumbs or crackers or something). Just substitute same measuring. Some may not like that texture, but my little family loves it and we usually eat the whole thing in one meal. I also use one pound of turkey, and still one egg. Just play around with it, you will figure it out. Just keep in mind that it is REALLY good for you and can make it just as yummy as your other meat loaf. I also have added lots of garlic or worchestersire sauce.

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Amount Per Serving (5 total)

  • Calories
  • 112 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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